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May 13th, 2020

“Show Me Your Lawsuit” State Passes Significant Reform Bill to Curb Lawsuit Abuse

The Missouri legislature gave its stamp of approval to S.B. 591, sponsored by Sen. Bill White, amending the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) and the standards by which punitive damages are awarded. The bill passed the Missouri House of Representatives on May 12th by a 98-51 vote. It passed the Senate on a 21-9 vote . . . → Read More: “Show Me Your Lawsuit” State Passes Significant Reform Bill to Curb Lawsuit Abuse

May 29th, 2018

Disappointing Legislative Session Comes to a Close in Missouri

The Missouri Legislature adjourned on the evening of Friday, May 19, 2018, without passing significant legal reform legislation. Lawmakers gave many reasons for their failure that ranged from “we passed enough tort reform in 2017” to “we ran out of time.” These excuses ring hollow.

Among the much-needed reforms considered were venue reform, amendments to . . . → Read More: Disappointing Legislative Session Comes to a Close in Missouri